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load patch on startup

May 10 2006 | 6:05 pm

Hi. Sorry if this is old and lame but how do you get a patch to open (+ start max) automatically when an osX machine is booted / rebooted? I knew how to do this in OS9 but can’t figure it out now. Damned newfangledness! just wait till i get a macintel.. ugh!

thanks for tips…! justin.

May 10 2006 | 6:30 pm

system preferences—>accounts—>login items


May 10 2006 | 7:19 pm

>system preferences—>accounts—>login items

thanks Jean-Michel

Brilliant, I dont know how I overlooked that (don’t have time to poke around in the system preferences I suppose)

salut, justin.

May 11 2006 | 10:33 pm

Just make sure when you do that that your sound card is recognized by
Max/MSP. I had bad experiences with a m-audio410 that was never found
by Max when it was launched at startup.

The solution was, of course, to put a delay before Max was launched
(with the help of automator, or a shell script).


Apr 28 2008 | 12:06 am


I’ve also been looking for a way to open a file as well. I’m actually working with runtime, now that it opens on bootup, is it possible to also automatically open my patch?

lorraine oades

Apr 28 2008 | 7:45 pm

Why not just add your patch to the login items list?

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